VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Peaceful Log Cabin at Smith Lake's Emerald Valley

You sent a message to this owner.


Last updated: 10/13/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Houston house description

Our log cabin sits in Emerald Valley on the shore of one of Alabama's treasures, 21,200 acre Lewis Smith Lake. We are also just minutes away from breathtaking Sipsey Wilderness Area which is in Bankhead National Forest. This area has so much to offer: from exploring exquisite waterfalls, catching an award winning bass, spending the day hiking the trails of Bankhead, to enjoying a relaxing day on the lake.

The house was constructed in 2008 with approximately 1,925 square feet of centrally heated and cooled living area and a 1600 square feet unfinished basement. It features three bedrooms and a loft, two baths, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, laundry room and a large living area. All bedrooms are located on the main floor.

Two bedrooms feature king size beds. The other bedroom has a queen bed. The loft area has a full size bed. Master bath features a full bath that includes a shower, as well as a whirlpool tub. The other bathroom has a full combination bathtub/shower and double vanity.

The den/living area features glass windows across the back for a breathtaking view of Smith Lake and a fireplace. There is ample seating as well as a 42' wide screen LCD television.

The fully furnished kitchen has granite counter-tops with butcher block island and stainless steel appliances.

Great place to swim and fish from the boat dock. There is ample boat docking if you decide to bring a boat. A boat launch is available close to the lake house. We also have a pontoon boat for rent if interested.

There are numerous restaurants and grocery stores within a short driving distance.

***No smoking nor pets are allowed inside our home.

Keywords: log cabin, peaceful, secluded, breathtaking lake views, retreat, Bankhead National Forest, Smith Lake

Property Type

  • House
  • 1925 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


          • Books
          • DVD Player


          • Cinemas
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • Groceries
          • Laundromat

          Leisure Activities

          • Boating
          • Miniature Golf
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Lake View
          • Lakefront

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Skiing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Swimming
          • Water Skiing


          • Dining
          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine


          • Catering Available
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster


          • Balcony
          • Boat:

            Pontoon available for rental...moreless

          • Deck / Patio
          • Lawn / Garden

          Pool / Spa

              • Jetted Tub


              Write a review 5
              from 25 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
              2 night min stay
              Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2014
              3 night min stay
              Nov 30 - Dec 22, 2014
              2 night min stay
              Christmas & New Year
              Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2015
              3 night min stay
              Winter & Spring
              Jan 5 - May 21, 2015
              2 night min stay
              Memorial Day
              May 22 - May 25, 2015
              3 night min stay
              May 26 - Jul 2, 2015
              3 night min stay
              4th July
              Jul 3 - Jul 6, 2015
              3 night min stay
              Jul 7 - Sep 3, 2015
              3 night min stay
              Labor Day
              Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
              3 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
              • Cleaning Fee $125
              • Taxes Not included


              Check in - 4:00 P.M. Check out - 11:00 A.M.

              Our home accommodates 8 people. If more than 8 are in your party, an additional fee will be charged.

              Please wait... Pay with confidence

              Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

              Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

              Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


              Last updated: 10/13/2014
              Check availability
              23 Available
              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates



              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2008

              About the owner: My name is Denita Lee and my husband's name is Randy. We are both educators. I retired in 2007 after teaching 32 years and Randy has taught for 33 years and he is currently the principal at Addison Elementary School. Randy also is chairman of our deacons at First Baptist Church Addison and I teach 5th & 6th grad Sunday School. We love to travel, but most of all we enjoy spending time with our family & our church family.

              Why the Owner Chose Houston:
              Randy and I have always enjoyed and lived in this area. In 2008, we built our log home in Emerald Valley Estates, which is on Smith Lake. This is a very peaceful, beautiful area which has much to offer. Our home is about a 10 minute drive to our cabin.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              We have year-around water with great fishing, boating, and swimming, or you might simply want to relax while enjoying the breath taking view. Our cabin is also located next to beautiful Bankhead National Forest with many fun activities such as canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, and exploring the many wonders of the forest. Grocery stores and restaurants are within minutes away.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english



              • Pontoon available: $200/day, $500/3 days, $1000/week; gas not included.

                Pontoon available: $200/day, $500/3 days, $1000/week; gas not included.

              • View from kitchen window...wildlife is abundant.

                View from kitchen window...wildlife is abundant.

              VRBO #342317

              There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

              $175 - $225 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 10/13/14
              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
              Dates are unavailable
              Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
              This listing requires that rentals start on a .
              Get an instant quote
              Member since: 2011
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated 10/13/2014
              Email owner


              Please wait... Pay with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
              Add vacation protection services to your booking

              Three services to protect your trip:

              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

              Get it now


              Share this property via Email

              Peaceful Log Cabin at Smith Lake's Emerald Valley

              Houston #342317

              3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 8

              You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

              Share this property via Email

                Please correct the following errors and resend:
              • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
              • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
              • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.